Hot & Healthy for the Holidays

Hot & Healthy for the Holidays

Did you completely abandon that New Year’s resolution to get in shape? Was the threat of bathing suit season not enough to motivate you? Well, it’s not too late! Not only do you have time to meet your 2017 goals, but we’re staring down the barrel of that most festive of seasons. Why not get healthy and look hot for the holidays?

We’ve pulled together a list of some local fitness centers that offer a wide range of services that address all your exercise and nutritional needs to get you started.


Franco’s Athletic Club (Mandeville)

(985) 792-0210;

What started as a 27,000 sq. ft. racquetball facility has become a 250,000 sq. ft. indoor/outdoor lifestyle club and spa, and employs over 260 staff members. Franco’s offers first rate programs for adults, children, and seniors, and they strive to promote, educate and facilitate healthy lifestyles within the community. Amenities include aquatics, tennis, court sports, group fitness classes, and fitness equipment and training. Plus, a grille, retail & apparel store, lifestyle boutique, media and library lounges, and a Starbucks.


Stone Creek Club and Spa (Covington)

(985) 801-7100;

It’s especially renowned for its 15-court tennis facility, but Stone Creek has plenty of other amenities to satisfy your fitness needs. Highlights include spacious weight and cardio areas, three group fitness studios, a Pilates reformer studio, adult-only locker rooms, saltwater lap pool and resort pool, basketball gym, childcare, a full-service cafe, a luxurious spa, and an outstanding staff await you.  They also offer personal training, health education, wellness, and mind-body programs, such as yoga, Pilates, a studio for Private Pilates sessions, and the Zen Zone, a tranquil relaxation room designed to enhance your mind-body experience before or after your workout. For kids, they offer junior tennis lessons and leagues, swim lessons, youth fitness classes, and specialty camps and clinics.


Pelican Athletic Club (Mandeville)

(985) 626-3706;  

PAC encompasses 70,000 square feet of state of the art equipment, spacious studios, and most notably, expansive tennis and aquatics facilities. PAC offers programs for children and seniors, massage therapy, and a large selection of both traditional and cutting edge fitness options, including Zumba, spin, crossfit, pilates, boxing, deep water running, strength training, circuit, Barre, and suspension training. Additionally, an on-staff registered dietician can review your health history, favorite foods, and eating and exercise habits, then help you set goals, maintain and monitor your progress, and even help manage chronic diseases.